Henkel is partnering with EnvisionTEC, Dearborn, MI, in a move to align Henkel´s materials with EnvisionTEC´s printer technology. The partners will showcase selected 3D printed parts for the medical and manufacturing sectors during the upcoming Rapid + TCT conference from May 21 to 23.
Through its open access program, EnvisionTEC certified Henkel´s Loctite materials portfolio for use on its 3D printers. Henkel will include EnvisonTEC’s continuous Digital Light Manufacturing (cDLM) technology platform into its 3D printing ecosystem.
“We aim to expand our open materials approach and have identified EnvisionTEC´s innovative cDLM technology as an excellent fit for our high-performance materials,” said Philipp Loosen, Head of 3D Printing at Henkel. “The partnership will help us leverage a range of our resin portfolio for use in additive mass production. Together we have already printed novel parts for the medical and manufacturing sectors strongly demonstrating the performance of our materials. We will extend the collaboration for novel 3D printing solutions into other industry segments soon.”
EnvisionTEC has successfully used Henkel´s Loctite Silicone Elastomeric resins for 3D printed orthodontic indirect bonding trays and molds for injection molding. Both companies will showcase these demo parts at the upcoming Rapid + TCT show in Detroit.